Pollutants, toxic products and industry activities in the environment can impact your health. See what you need to know about environmental health concerns.
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You might not have heard the word phthalates, but you've been exposed to them. They're chemicals that make plastics stronger and they're in just about everything you touch. But are they harmful to your health?
In the U.S., normal body temperature has been dropping over the past 150 years. People run cooler today than they did two centuries ago. Why is that?
Some people feel you track a lot of germs and dirt into your home if you keep your street shoes on inside, but studies have shown it's not that bad.
Increasing scientific evidence shows that ultrafine particles are especially hazardous to health.
From libraries to used book stores, books get passed from hand to dirty hand. How safe are they to handle?
By Carrie Tatro
New research shows that human-caused CO2 emissions could decrease the nutritional value of staples like rice and wheat. But there are ways we can prepare.
Hundreds of scientists and doctors are calling for stronger restrictions on antibacterial chemicals that show up in yoga mats, cosmetics, and even toothpaste.
The latest study on airport noise spotlights the potentially negative relationship between aircraft sounds and human health.
The icy spectacles are growing in many places, with the help of glacial melt and warmer summers.
Codenamed Project Iceworm, the facility has been abandoned since 1967, but melting ice could become a problem for the once secret base.
By 2020 some will say au revoir to disposable, single-use plastic goods. Will the rest of the world follow this trendsetting nation?
Most people don’t reuse their totes enough to have an environmental impact, survey says.
By Dave Roos
A few simple changes to your shopping routine can avoid potential risks. Learn more about avoiding BPA exposure from cash register receipts.